StrongPoints is designed to help you learn about your strengths, develop skills, and create a plan for success around four areas-academics, experiential involvement, financial literacy, and career planning.

During New Student Orientation, you will attend a session called Applying Your Strengths where you will explore how to aim your strengths at specific goals, helping you to create your own strategies for success.

If you do not attend Start Strong over the Summer, you will receive an email at your Meredith email address containing information about the CliftonStrengths assessment and instructions for completing it online, and then you will attend an introductory Strengths session. You must complete the CliftonStrengths assessment prior to the Applying Your Strengths session during New Student Orientation. If you are unsure of which session you attended, you should check with your student advisor (SA) or wings/transfer advisor (WTA). Learn more about StrongPoints, please visit

Contact Information 
Chrissie Bumgardner
Co-Director, First Year Experience

Lisa Brown
Co-Director, First Year Experience

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